untain biking, fly fishing, rafting, hiking, and on-mountain dining allow us to experience the mountains just as skiing does in the winter. As we launch this new season, we have seen major changes across the board on all Covid metrics in our county and per CDC guidelines, capacity and social distancing rules have mostly been eliminated, but individuals are still required to follow rules implemented at a federal, state, and local level. In Aspen and Pitkin County, beginning May 28, mask restrictions will lifted in outdoor settings where social distancing is possible and face coverings will only be required indoors and on public transportation until further notice. Festivals and sporting events are being scheduled, some of our mountains will be open for summer operations. It is still important we all take precautions as vaccinations continue, and we look forward to this summer feeling like a breath of fresh air.
As we move through the summer, operating procedures and this page will be updated with new details as they become available.
Masks – Following existing Pitkin County Public Health regulations, face coverings in public indoor settings and on public transportation are still required. Guests are encouraged to continue taking precautions and we recommend all guests are vaccinated before visiting.
Lifts & gondolas – Parties who feel more comfortable not sharing gondolas or lifts with other groups due to safety concerns are encouraged to let the lift operators know and separate lifts and gondolas will be made available.
Summer Operating Dates:
Buttermilk: Open May 29-31, June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20
Snowmass: Open daily June 21 – September 6; weekends, Friday – Sunday, September 10 – October 3.
Aspen Mountain: Open daily July 2 – September 6; weekends, Friday – Sunday, September 10 – October 3
This summer, as the Silver Queen Gondola undergoes some improvements, we will be opening Buttermilk to summer sightseeing for the very first time. Those only-at-Buttermilk things that we have come to love in winter — mellow trails, delicious cuisine from the Cliffhouse, and that view of Pyramid peak — will be all yours. Only this time, with a lot more wildflowers.